The BTEC Business course has been developed to provide a broad educational basis for further training, further education or for moving into appropriate employment within the business sector. It is delivered in a work-related context to allow learners to develop an understanding of the business sector.
In this introductory unit, learners study the purposes of different businesses, their structure, the effect of the external environment, and how they need to be dynamic and innovative to survive.
In this unit learners will gain skills relating to and an understanding of how a marketing campaign is developed. This unit is assessed under supervised conditions. Learners will be provided with a case study two weeks prior to a supervised assessment period in order to carry out research. The supervised assessment period is a maximum of 3 hours. During the supervised assessment period, learners will be required to complete a task that will require them to prepare a rationale and then a plan for a marketing campaign for a given product or service. Pearson sets and marks the task.
Learners study the purpose and importance of personal and business finance. They will develop the skills and knowledge needed to understand, analyse and prepare financial information. This unit is assessed by a written examination set by Pearson.
The examination will be 2 hours in length. The number of marks for the examination is 100. (Section A contains questions on the personal finance unit content and approximately one third of the marks and Section B contains questions on the business finance unit content, and approximately two thirds of the marks). The assessment availability is twice a year in January and May/June.
Learners will work as part of a small group to plan, co-ordinate and manage a business or social enterprise event and evaluate the skills gained.
Learners study how UK businesses develop strategies to trade globally. Learners will also consider the factors that influence the implementation of these strategies.
This unit enables learners to understand how the role of management and leadership in the workplace contributes towards business success. This unit is assessed under supervised conditions. Learners will be provided with a case study two weeks prior to a supervised assessment period in order to carry out research. The supervised assessment period is a maximum of 3 hours. During the supervised assessment period, learners will be required to complete the task which is set and marked by Pearson.
The number of marks for the unit is 88. The assessment availability is twice a year in January and May/June each year.
Learners explore how the recruitment process is carried out in a business. The unit gives them the opportunity to participate in selection interviews and review their performance.
Learners study the dynamics of team building, examine the underpinning theory and participate in team activities.
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